Sheeran last led the Official U.K. Singles Chart with 2019's "Own It," his collaboration with hip-hop artists Stormzy and Burna Boy.
With Sheeran taking pole position, Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” looks set to lose its crown for the first time in five weeks. Rodrigo’s hit slips to No. 2 on the chart blast, just ahead of The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears”.
Eurovision Song Contest 2021 champs Maneskin are making their move, as “I Wanna Be Your Slave” rises 6-5 and their viral cover of The Four Seasons' “Beggin’” rises 10-7, both potential new chart peaks.
Further down the list, prolific Scottish DJ Calvin Harris is chasing a 27th Top 10 single with "By Your Side" featuring Tom Grennan, up 11-10, while Doja Cat and The Weeknd’s “You Right,” lifted from Doja’s newly-released LP Planet Her, starts at No. 14.
The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday, local time.